First Post! Beginners photos looking for advice

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  1. PaddyX21

    PaddyX21 TPF Noob!

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    Hi all,

    I have only recently taken an interest in photography after seeing some amazing pics a friend of mine took. For the moment at least i am limited to the use of my compact digital Nikon Coolpix 3100, which is reasonably flexable but doesn't excel in any area. Will start with a few of the photos that i like, and any help or advice will be most welcome!

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    I enjoy taking the bug picture, but the macro mode on the camera is hardly brilliant

    What do you think?

    Cheers
    Paddy
     
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    'Daniel' TPF Noob!

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    Yeah macro functions on those types of cameras never are great, I have a similar type but Fuji. If you practice a bit more you could nail the spider shot as it seems a bit out of focus. You must have been quite close to that butterfly/moth, did it not fly away?

    Nice shots.
     
  3. PaddyX21

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    Yeah i had to get right upto the butterfly, took me many attempts! After a whole afternoon i only managed 2 shots of which that is the better.

    Because of the limitations of the camera i was having real trouble focusing on the spider, as the camera just wasn't seeing it. I had to focus on my hand at an apropriate distance first, hold that focus, and move the camera to get the focus on the spider :s Far from ideal!

    Thanks for the feedback
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    I agree with the sentiments above, if as you say these are your first shote, then keep doing what your doing now, things can only go up. Ernie
     
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    The moth and sun picture are great...


    Steve :thumbup:
     

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